Veterans Week

Veterans Week

From November 4th-November 11th, we will be having our Military Appreciation Week! Please join us for a week of support, resources, and fun for the whole family! All events will be participating in Toys-For-Tots where we will be accepting unopened, unwrapped toys for donation. These donations will be accepted until Friday December 15th. 

 

Military Appreciation Week Daily Schedule:

 

Saturday November 4th-Military Appreciation Football Game

Please join us at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium for an event the whole family can attend. While the game begins at 1:00pm, we will also be having many other events such as Touch-A-Truck where local branches of the military will be bringing various vehicles for exploration. If you're feeling hungry, Chickies and Petes will be providing a food truck to serve their famous crab fries! There will also be a halftime contest you don't want to miss! Available for purchase will be military themed Rowan shirts as well as other items that will benefit the Honoring Sandrino's Sacrifice Fund, in honor of a local veteran from Pitman who was killed during the call of duty. 

This event is being sponsored by: Athletics, Veteran Affairs, Alumni Engagement Office, VSO

 

 Sunday November 5th-Personal Day of Reflection

No Event

 

Monday November 6th- Veteran's Resource Fair and Landmark Fundraiser 

 

We will be hosting a resource fair specifically for veteran students to gain information and access to various resources from local and campus agencies and offices. Veteran students will be able to have any questions answered about benefits, assistance, and services available to them. Representatives that will be present include: VA New Jersey health care system, Gloucester County Veteran Affairs, Camp Solute Veteran Affordable Housing, Inductotherm Corp, Office of Career Advancement, Military One Source, and more! This event will take place in the Student Center 221 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Grab some good food and drinks at our Landmark fundraiser going on all day. Participants must present a flyer that can be picked up in the Veteran affairs office in Savitz 301. 

This event is being sponsored by: Veteran Affairs Office and VSO

 

Tuesday November 7th-Rowans Childcare Demonstration Center

This is not a public event. Members of the Veteran Student Organization and ROTC will read children a story and facilitate fun events for children in honor of Veteran's Day. 

This event is being sponsored by: Veteran Affairs Office, ROTC and VSO

 

Wednesday November 8th-Stars & Stripes Training and Round Table

The Stars and Stripes training was created in 2016 in order to help assist the Rowan community with understanding the unique issues pertaining to veteran students. In this training, you will learn more about this population of student and review common scenarios between veteran students and the Rowan community. There will be a round table consisting of veteran students who will discuss their daily experiences of being in the Armed Forces and a Rowan student. This event aims to help the Rowan community better understand the needs of Veteran students on campus and how you can help maximize their positive experience while at Rowan. This event will be held in the Student Center 144 at 3:30pm.

This event is being sponsored by: Veteran Affairs Office and VSO

 

Thursday November 9th-Veteran's Week Tabling Event

There will be a table set up in the Student Center to collect donations for Toys-For-Tots and hurricane relief items such as personal travel sized items (hair care, soap, dental). There will be crafts available for decorating to honor family, friends, and members of the community who are veterans. 

 

This event is being sponsored by: Veteran Affairs Office and VSO

 

Friday November 10th- Guest Speaker

Event will be held in Winans Hall 111 and begins at 1:00pm.

This event is being sponsored by: Veteran Affairs Office and VSO

 

Saturday November 11th-Military Appreciation Hockey Game and Stars & Stripes Bingo

Meet us out on the ice where the Rowan's Men's Ice Hockey team will compete in honor of our veterans. There will be delicious baked goods available for purchase at the game. The game begins at 5:30pm and will be held at Hollydell Ice Arena in Sewell. If you're feeling lucky after, bring your family and friends to Stars & Stripes Bingo! Veterans and veteran families will get an extra bingo board with military ID. Bust out your best markers and get ready to call BINGO! in the Student Center Pit at 10:00pm.

This event is being sponsored by: Veteran Affairs Office, VSO, RAH, and Rowan's Men's Ice Hockey